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: Play School: Useful Box Day

Today's story is 'Billy's Birthday Lollipop' by Lennart Hellsing
illustrated by Stig Lindberg
translated by Marianne Helweg
Presenters this week Marla Landi, Gordon Clyde


Author (Billy's Birthday Lollipop): Lennart Hellsing
Illustrator (Billy's Birthday Lollipop): Stig Lindberg
Translated by (Billy's Birthday Lollipop): Marianne Helweg
Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Gordon Clyde

: Closedown

: English Law: 3: The Contents of a Contract

Ten programmes in a Business Studies course

What are the elements of a contract? Are they equally important?
Written and introduced by Michael Molyneux
(first shown on BBC1)
(These programmes are linked with the English Law series broadcast on Thursdays, 6.30 pm, Radio 3: Study; for details of booklet see page 57)


Writer/presenter: Michael Molyneux
Producer: Tony Roberts

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight
John Timpson and Peter Woods
With Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Tom Mangold, Michael Sullivan, David Tindall, Richard Whitmore and BBC News correspondents


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods
Reporter: Martin Bell
Reporter: Michael Blakey
Reporter: Michael Clayton
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Reporter: David Tindall
Reporter: Richard Whitmore

: Lancer: The Devil's Blessing

A series about a pioneer settler and his two sons in the lawless territory of California during the closing years of last century

A disgruntled Murdoch sets off on a cattle-buying trip after Johnny and Scott have told him he is too old for such jaunts - but the danger that lies ahead would test the strength and courage of a much younger man.


Murdoch: Andrew Duggan
Johnny: James Stacy
Scott: Wayne Maunder
Teresa: Elizabeth Baur
Jelly: Paul Brinegar
Clara: Beverly Garland
Hamlin: Noah Beery
Blessing: Joseph Campanella

: Television Doctor: Safer Childbirth

Is childbirth ever 100 per cent safe? Should all babies be delivered in hospital? If a mother has her baby at home, what protection does she have if things go wrong?
The programme shows modern techniques which reduce the risks of childbirth and includes film of a baby being resuscitated after delivery by operation.
A London mother tells how she and her baby were saved by the 'Flying Squad' - the medical team which deals with maternity crises at home.



Speaker: A London mother [name uncredited]
Director: John Frost
Producer: Ian Curtis

: The World of Beachcomber

A new series starring Spike Milligan
and featuring Julian Orchard, Frank Thornton, Ann Lancaster, Leon Thau, Paul McDowell, Josephine Gordon, Thelma Taylor, Bernard Jamieson
Also appearing this week Fred Emney, Bill Pertwee, Charlie Atom, Milton Reid
Adapted by Barry Took from the "Beachcomber" column of the Daily Express
Additional material by Spike Milligan


Author: Beachcomber [J.B. Morton]
Adapted by: Barry Took
Additional material: Spike Milligan
Ballet devised by: Josephine Gordon
Music: Dennis Wilson
Design: Roger Liminton
Producer: Duncan Wood
Dr. Strabismus: Spike Milligan
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actress]: Ann Lancaster
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Paul McDowell
[Actress]: Josephine Gordon
[Actress]: Thelma Taylor
[Actor]: Bernard Jamieson
[Actor]: Fred Emney
[Actor]: Bill Pertwee
[Actor]: Charlie Atom
[Actor]: Milton Reid

: Horizon: Master of the Microscope

Trained as a biologist in pre-revolutionary Moscow, Dr Roman Vishniac, orientalist and microscopist. is one of America's leading nature photographers.
Tonight Horizon introduces his work for the first time to British audiences. We see him as he photographs and films the world that he has made his own, the magic world which can only be seen down the lenses of the microscope.
Vishniac describes his first meeting, as a refugee Jewish intellectual, with Albert Einstein; he tells us some of the secrets of his famous lighting techniques; and he unfolds for us, with a characteristic vitality, some of the philosophical attitudes that he has arrived at in the course of a life devoted to the study of living organisms.



Subject: Dr Roman Vishniac
Narrator: Christopher Chataway
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Presented by: Jo Marquand

: News Summary, Weather


: Line-Up: Monday

Introduced by Mel Oxley, with James Cameron, William Rushton and talk of this and that


Presenter: Mel Oxley
Guest: James Cameron
Guest: William Rushton
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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